California Senator Dianne Feinstein's bill, "The Assault Weapons Ban of 2013," is a planned overreaction to the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, and has little chance of passing into law.
It is more likely that the increasing violence in the real world than that in the virtual world contributed to the Sandy Hook murders as well as other similar violent acts.
A California pharmacy owner and his mother are alive today because he used a gun to thwart an attempt on their lives.
Iowa state Rep. Dan Muhlbauer, a Democrat, told a local newspaper that part of the solution to mass shootings is to ban and confiscate semi-automatic weapons.
A theater shooting in San Antonio, Texas, on December 16 was ignored by the national media. Unlike the horrific Sandy Hook school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, two days earlier, no one was killed in the San Antonio shooting. But that was likely because of the timely intervention of an armed off-duty law enforcement officer who was working at the theater. And the difference that a good person with a gun can make does not fit the mainstream media's anti-gun narrative.